Faculty Enrichment – Guest speaker – Dr. Melissa Piasecki

03/10/2014 - 12:00pm
Faculty Lounge (to be reserved by faculty only)

Melissa Piasecki, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Associate Dean of the Office of Academic Affairs, University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Title: Mental State at the Time of the Offense

Description of Speaker's Talk:  How does a forensic psychiatrist determine a person's mental state at the time of an offense? What is the impact of mental illness, substances or developmental stage on a person's sanity and culpability? How does an evaluation factor in the potential for malingering? This presentation will describe the methods and standards for assessments of mental state and determinations of legal insanity in Nevada.